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Identifying Food Insecurity, Even in Pennsylvania's Wealthiest County

Chester County is the wealthiest county among all 67 counties in Pennsylvania — and yet, more than 25,000 county residents received over $3 million in SNAP (food stamp) benefits because they do not have enough money to consistently put food – let alone healthy food – on the table each night.

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    Identifying Food Insecurity, Even in Pennsylvania's Wealthiest County

    July 26, 2017

    Chester County is the wealthiest county among all 67 counties in Pennsylvania — and yet, more than 25,000 county residents received over $3 million in SNAP (food stamp) benefits because they do not have enough money to consistently put food – let alone healthy food – on the table each night.

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    Modeling Migraines

    July 24, 2017

    There are still questions waiting to be answered about exactly how and why migraines are generated: What are these things? Why are they so difficult to treat? Why are they different for everybody? Research is ongoing, though, and several different models are helping physicians shed new light on what makes migraines tick — which could, in turn, lead to new and more effective treatment options down the line.

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    Scientists “Myth Bust” Human VS Animal Competition

    July 21, 2017

    While we aren’t watching Olympians set records and break barriers this year, some athletes are still making headlines. On Sunday, Michael Phelps — the most decorated athlete in Olympic history — will go head-to-head against a very unlikely competitor: a great white shark. Yes, you read that correctly – an actual shark.

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    Finding Closure When You Least Expect It

    July 19, 2017

    Christine Jaslar, a lactation consultant at HUP, stared at the name Dawn Morgan on the list of new moms she would visit in the post-partum unit and wondered: Was it possible? Twenty-five years ago, in HUP’s intensive care nursery, a tiny baby named Dawn Morgan – born at 26 weeks gestation (14 weeks early) and weighing less than two pounds – had been her very first patient.

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    You’re Not Yourself When You’re Sleepy

    July 17, 2017

    More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental health as well.

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